Wilmington University master site plan

Wilmington University Brandywine Campus

LOCATION: Wilmington | DE

CLIENT: Wilmington University

STATUS: Phase I completed 2019

PROGRAM: New Construction

Wilmington University is currently developing a new satellite campus in Brandywine Hundred. Located at the intersection of the Route 202 and Beaver Valley Road, the University continues its philosophy of locating their facilities for the convenience of their student population.

The Brandywine Campus is a 41.5 acre development, which will include up to three buildings and associated site development. The master plan, by Homsey Architects and Robinson, Anderson, Summers Inc., arranges the new buildings around the site's natural amenity, a riparian woodland. This design forms a relationship between the buildings and the existing site amenities to create a pedestrian campus with a unique identity. Parking is arranged around the perimeter of the site and will be screened from the surrounding access roads through an inventive landscaping design, taking advantage of the natural topography of the site.

Phase One of the project, which is currently under construction, consists of a new 60,000 square foot building that will provide classrooms, administrative offices, a library, cafe, bookstore, Student Services facilities, and a student commons. The University has decided to depart from its Georgian architectural style, opting for a campus of contemporary buildings to express their mission of providing a 21st century education to their students.

3-D rendering of Wilmington University Brandywine Campus main building at dusk
Site Plan
3-D rendering of back of Wilmington University main building
Rear Facade

The main buiding is situated to take advantage of views of the woodland area with glass walls extending floor to ceiling in the double-height space. Exterior sun shades mitigate the heat gain and harsh sun angle at certain times of day.

3-D rendering of main building and patio- Wilmington University
Rear Facade
3-D rendering of reception area- Wilmington University
3-D rendering of student commons and admissions area

Reeded glass partitions allow light into the interior office spaces.

glass vestible entrance- Wilmington University
Student Commons
3-D rendering of the student commons area- Wilmington University
Student Commons
photograph of the second floor student commons area- Wilmington University
2nd Floor Commons
3-D rendering of nursing lab- Wilmington University
Nursing Lab
photograph of chemistry lab- Wilmington University
Chem Lab
3-D rendering of media lab- Wilmington University
Media Lab